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The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in psychiatric neuroimaging

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO1352) in neuroimaging of adolescent psychosis is available at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research – TOP study, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway. The K.G. Jebsen Centre is integrated with the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), which was awarded Centre of Excellence status from the Research Council of Norway in 2013. The NORMENT research centre coordinates a large translational multisite study involving all psychiatric hospital departments in Oslo and several groups at the University of Oslo.


The main purpose of NORMENT is to research neurobiological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors contributing to the development of severe mental illness. Through our extensive infrastructure for clinical evaluations, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and biobank, we have collected a comprehensive database including genetic and brain imaging data from a very large number of healthy controls and patients aged from 12-65 years suffering from psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.


The Early-Onset psychosis adolescent project comprises several postdoctoral and doctoral fellows using advanced methods to explore brain structure and function using MRI. The overbridging research area is adolescent psychiatric imaging with regard to a developmental perspective and genetic and phenotypic variation. We also study how risk factors for disease impact on a number of different brain phenotypes, identified by MRI (cortical and subcortical structures, functional, DTI, myelin mapping and blood flow).


Job description

The postdoctoral position in the NORMENT Early-Onset psychosis imaging project is dedicated to analysis of brain structure and functional connectivity using structural and functional MR data sets of adolescent patients with early-onset psychosis and healthy controls. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to NORMENT’s extensive data collection and MR data sets on adults with schizophrenia or bipolar psychosis disorders to be studied in conjunction with the adolescent data sets. The assembled data also comprises longitudinal MR data sets.


The postdoctoral fellow will work at the NORMENT – K.G. Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research (TOP Study Group) at the Adult Psychiatry Unit at Vinderen, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, UiO, in collaboration with Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Section for Psychosis Research at Oslo University Hospital.


The position is funded for two years.


The job involves close interaction with other NORMENT postdoctoral fellows and scientific expertise proficient in different imaging modalities. The fellow is also expected to work closely with PhD students within the Early-Onset psychosis project, thus offering possibility of large impact and credit from many collaborative sub projects. The project has collaboration with research groups in the United States and Europe, and visits to these collaborators may be included.



Applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in psychiatry or another relevant medical field, neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, psychology or equivalent. Applicants who have handed in their dissertation for evaluation are also encouraged to apply, caveat the dissertation is approved.


The ideal candidate has a strong CV, with methodological and/or applied expertise, an outstanding potential and genuine interest to apply and develop data analysis tools and neuroimaging methodology for this project.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a prerequisite.


We offer


The application must include

  • Application letter.

  • CV (including education certificates).

  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

  • All applicants must submit a complete list of publications and all academic work that

    the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.

  • Optional: Letters of recommendation.


Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.


Please note that applications with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.


Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.


No one can be appointed twice as a Postdoc financed/with funds from The Research Council of Norway (NFR).


In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications

from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.


UiO has an agreement for employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.


According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about

the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has

requested non-disclosure.


Contact persons:

- Professor Ingrid Agartz, +47 22029953, (regarding position)

- HR Adviser Kine Yttersian, +47 22859226, (regarding registration of application)

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